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escapist

[ ih-skey-pist ]
/ ɪˈskeɪ pɪst /
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noun

a person who avoids reality by becoming absorbed in entertainment or fantasy:I, for one, am an escapist, so pondering whether an anime series is "looking out into the world" isn't something I concern myself with.
a person who tries or manages to get out of captivity; an escape artist or escapee:In 1864, the celebrated prison escapist Hamilton tunneled his way to freedom with 60 other captured Union officers.

adjective

avoiding reality through entertainment or fantasy, or enabling people to do so:His childhood taste for cowboy adventures and escapist films like Tarzan gave way to an admiration for realist European directors.

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